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May 22, 2014
Two Airbus Helicopters EC145s from Kazakhstan will be displayed at this year’s KADEX defense exposition. The helicopters, one operated by the Ministry of Defense and another with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, are part of 45 twin-engine rotorcraft being acquired by the government. This fleet build-up is supported by Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, a joint venture of Airbus Helicopters and...
May 15, 2014
Airbus Helicopters Germany has granted serial production qualification for Trakkacorp’s A800 helicopter searchlight. The TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, which has already been certified on the EC155...
April 30, 2014
Elsewhere in this issue of Rotor & Wing you may have read my piece on synthetic vision systems (SVS). As I was compiling it, the point was driven home that glass cockpits rule the day. Sure, they all have a primary display containing basic flight instrumentation, such as an airspeed indicator and altimeter. But it’s the other portions of the system that can be tailored to the needs of the...
April 16, 2014
The Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture, according to AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace. The AW139 will replace the current Bell142 model, and is expected to enter service in 2015. The helicopter...
March 10, 2014
Jeff Pino, the ex-Sikorsky Aircraft President who "retired" in 2012, is back in the helicopter business, this time as CEO of newly formed Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, part of the U.S.-based Macquarie Group. “Leasing reduces risk and improves operator balance sheets,” stated Pino. Having served at the pinnacle of one of the world major helicopter manufacturers, his experience leads...
March 7, 2014
CAE is designing and manufacturing a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator intended for the Mexican Federal Police. ACADEMI, a security services...
March 1, 2014
Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. My supervisor at Era was Lou Earhart, one of the nicest, most professional people I’ve ever had the blessing to work for or around. I considered Lou to be a consummate professional pilot. Then one day he told me about a mistake he had made. While ferrying a Jet Ranger up to Anchorage from Bell, the helicopter...
March 1, 2014
Ever since the beginning of police aviation, law enforcement agencies have studied, implemented, de-implemented, and studied again the merits of delivering deadly force from helicopters. The name of the department escapes me, but I recall there being an agency out west that kept MP5 submachine guns in locking racks aboard their aircraft. They even made it a point to conduct regular airborne target practice...
March 1, 2014
Bell Helicopter has inked an agreement with the New York Police City Department for four Bell 429s. The helicopters will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the citizens of...
February 28, 2014
MD Helicopters has received orders from the Bolivian Ministry of the Interior for two MD 530F aircraft. The Bolivian National Police will operate the aircraft to provide additional airborne security...
February 27, 2014
EuroAvionics has acquired LCX Systems of Sarasota, Fla. EuroAvionics designs, produces and markets certified avionics systems and ground tools that interface with a wide range...
February 27, 2014
Marc Paganini, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters in the U.S., spoke briefly at a luncheon held for their airborne law enforcement customers on February 26. Paganini acknowledged the company’s name change and noted that the law...
February 27, 2014
The three agencies that make up Metro Air Support of St. Louis were presented with a plaque signifying their satisfactory completion of the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation (ALEA) program. The Standards for Law Enforcement Aviation Units were developed and are maintained by the ALEA Commission, Inc. dba, Public...
February 26, 2014
Because of the timing of this year’s Heli-Expo occurring at the end of February, the deadlines for the March print edition fell into “no man’s land” – that is, going to press right before the show started, and then coming out right after the show ends. Most of the news heading into the show was under embargo as we went to press, so a number of the stories that come from the...
February 25, 2014
According to the United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB), both Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 engines had flamed out on the Scottish police Airbus Helicopter EC135 T2 that crashed onto a pub in Glasgow last November with 10 fatalities. However they have also discovered that there was fuel in the main onboard tank. A Special Bulletin issued by the AAIB on Febraury 14, 2014, stated...
February 25, 2014
Among one of first workshops to open at Heli-Expo 2014 on Monday, Feb. 24, was a military-to-civilian transition seminar. Stacy Sheard, Sikorsky production test pilot and former Army aviator, filled a room to maximum capacity as she ran a...
February 25, 2014
Helinet Technologies has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to develop and support a technology upgrade of the microwave downlink system utilized by the department's Air Support Division (ASD). The existing...
February 24, 2014
Trakka Corp. has delivered a new searchlight to Heli-Linth in Switzerland, which has now been successfully installed on the...
February 19, 2014
Source: Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Spanish Traffic Department to supply a total of seven helicopters: four AS355NP Ecureuils and three EC135s, with the latter aircraft to be operated by...
February 4, 2014
Source: Hawke Aerospace Hawke Aerospace Holdings and Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value Strategy, a leading alternative asset management strategy and a unit of Perella Weinberg Partners, have launched Infinity Helicopter Leasing, a new helicopter equipment...
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